The Wynntown Marshals - Westerner
- Emma Newlands
- 4 December 2009
Impressively boasting two Keiths and two Iains amongst their ranks, The Wynntown Marshalls say they write songs about ‘love, loss, wars, natural disasters and the otherwise broken ride we like to call life’.
More specifically, the songs on this extremely hummable debut album carve out a harmony-laden Scottish take on Americana that brings the likes of Teenage Fanclub to mind.
The beautifully mournful ‘Snowflake’ could have come off a Neil Young record, and a cover version of ‘Ballad of Jayne’ by LA Guns reinforces that this is a band with its musical roots planted firmly on the other side of the Atlantic. Yee ha!